Regular Order of Business for 3/6/2017



March 6, 2017


(Calendar Order)


(Second Reading)

SJR 31 Kolkhorst

Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to appropriations for the preservation and perpetuation of certain items of historical value; allowing the legislature and state agencies to accept on behalf of the state gifts of items of historical value and contributions to purchase such items.

SJR 1 Campbell/ Menéndez/ Uresti/ Zaffirini

Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for an exemption from ad valorem taxation of all or part of the market value of the residence homestead of the surviving spouse of a first responder who is killed or fatally injured in the line of duty.


(Second Reading)

SB 535 Kolkhorst

Relating to the creation, purpose, implementation, and funding of the County Park Beautification and Improvement Program.

SB 378 (LC)Perry/ et al.

Relating to the persons authorized to conduct an inquest in certain counties.

SB 24 Huffman/ Hancock/ et al.

Relating to a privilege from disclosure to governmental units for certain evidence concerning sermons delivered by a religious leader.

SB 13 (CS)Huffman/ Bettencourt/ Birdwell/ Burton/ Campbell/ et al.

Relating to payroll deductions for state and local government employee organizations.

SB 413 (LC)Taylor, Van

Relating to the maintenance of information entered into a fee record in certain counties.

SB 18 Seliger/ et al.

Relating to eliminating provisions requiring public institutions of higher education to set aside portions of designated tuition for student financial assistance.

SB 286 (LC)Nichols

Relating to the governing board of the Trinity Valley Community College District.

SB 491 (LC)Watson

Relating to the statewide preceptorship program in family medicine.

SB 49 (CS) (LC)Zaffirini/ et al.

Relating to the appointment by certain elected officials of students to receive a Texas Armed Services Scholarship.

SB 331 (CS) (LC)West

Relating to the temporary approval of a private or independent college or university to continue to participate in the tuition equalization grant program.

SB 15 Huffines/ Hall/ Hancock/ Taylor, Van/ West/ et al.

Relating to an exemption from ad valorem taxation of the residence homestead of the surviving spouse of a first responder who is killed or fatally injured in the line of duty.

SB 550 Campbell

Relating to the sale or assignment of tax credits for the certified rehabilitation of certified historic structures.

SB 37 (LC)Zaffirini

Relating to the requirement to obtain certification for attorneys representing persons in guardianship proceedings.

SB 36 (LC)Zaffirini

Relating to the regulation of certain guardianship programs.

SB 658 (LC)Perry

Relating to a landowner's liability for injuries incurred during certain recreational activities.

SB 566 (LC)Perry

Relating to the qualifications for a person conducting an adoption evaluation.

SB 495 (LC)Uresti

Relating to certain procedural measures in a suit affecting a parent-child relationship to protect a child against child neglect or physical or sexual abuse.

SB 454 (CS) (LC)Perry

Relating to certain protective orders in a suit for dissolution of marriage or a suit affecting the parent-child relationship, including a proceeding to adjudicate parentage.

SB 25 (CS)Creighton/ Bettencourt/ Birdwell/ Burton/ Campbell/ et al.

Relating to eliminating the wrongful birth cause of action.

SB 40 (CS) (LC)Zaffirini

Relating to the bond required and the bond insurance obtained for certain judges.

SB 41 (CS) (LC)Zaffirini

Relating to the demand for an accounting from an attorney in fact or agent of a principal by a guardian of the principal.

SB 38 (CS) (LC)Zaffirini

Relating to guardianships.

SB 7 (CS)Bettencourt/ et al.

Relating to improper relationships between educators and students; creating a criminal offense and expanding the applicability of an existing offense.

SB 532 (CS) (LC)Nelson

Relating to reports on and purchase of information technology by state agencies.

SB 26 Estes

Relating to the Texas emissions reduction plan and other related programs and measures to reduce emissions.

SB 17 (CS)Nelson

Relating to the decrease of the rates of the franchise tax under certain circumstances and the expiration of that tax.

SB 73 (LC)Nelson/ et al.

Relating to leave policy and procedures for state employees.

SB 132 Creighton

Relating to the savings incentive program for state agencies.

SB 135 Taylor, Van

Relating to the submission of a report by certain entities identifying spending reduction measures.

SB 492 (LC)West

Relating to procedures of a county tax assessor-collector for collection of dishonored checks and invoices; authorizing a fee.

SB 594 Creighton

Relating to the procedure for the approval of rules adopted by the comptroller relating to the appraisal of qualified open-space land and qualified timber land for ad valorem tax purposes.